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royce lamberth issued his ruling late yesterday afternoon, sending a shock wave through much of the american medical research community. in a 15-page opinion, lamberth ruled that embryonic stem cell research must stop and "preserve the status quo" that existed before an executive order signed by president obama early last year expanded the controversial research. >> we will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research. ( applause ) >> woodruff: that congressionally-mandated federal funding ban had been in place for more than a decade. in 2001, president bush allowed some federal funding of stem cell research, but only on a limited number of lines of embryonic stem cells that already existed. >> i have concluded that we should allow federal funds to be used for research on these existing stem cell lines, where the life and death decision has already been made. >> woodruff: under president bush's policy, 21 lines were eventually available for federal funding. that number has grown to 75 since president obama issued his order. lamberth's ruling does
lamberth has blocked its funding. it bans a law that finds funding for research in this a human embryo or embryos are discarded. >> we are thrilled with the decision because we believe that life begins at fertilization. and so, we see an embryo as being a human being. >> reporter: susan soloman is the ceo of the new york stem cell foundation. >> you don't want to run, you know, a won-legged potato sack race. you really want to have every, possible tool you can in your arsenal. >> reporter: don reid, whose son, roman, is paralyzed from the waist down, promises to keep fighting. >> people are suffering now. we've got to get this political nonsense out of the way. >> reporter: late tuesday, the justice department announced it will be appealing the latest ruling by judge lambert. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> a new report says the pentagon needs to do a better job of preventing military suicides. it calls for a new office to set strategy across all service branches. more than 1,100 troops committed suicide between 2005 and 2009. most are in the army and marines, the two branches mos
is against the law. citing an amendment to a 1996 congressional budget law, judge lamberth ruled that the amendment provides that no federal funds should be used for research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, and this research necessarily depends upon the destruction of a human embryo. the ruling does not extend to research on adult stem cells and only applies to federal funding, not to privately sponsored research. conservative groups called it a victory for life. >> as we've said for years now, all throughout this debate, you shouldn't have to destroy any human life for potential medical treatments. >> reporter: most research groups, however, are angered by the ruling pointing out that a half million embryos are in storage in in-vitro laboratories and will probably be destroyed anyway if not used for medical research. the administration did not react in time for this broadcast, but an appeal is likely. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >>> now to the war on terror. we're learning that two american service members were killed this morning in an insurgent attac
lamberth ruled: the ruling does not extend to research on adult stem cells and only applies to federal funding, not to privately sponsored research. conservative groups called it a victory for life. >> as we've said for years now, all throughout this debate, you should haven't to destroy any human life for potential medical treatments. >> reporter: most research groups, however, are angered by this ruling pointing out that a half million embryos are in storage in invitro laboratories and will probably be destroyed anyway if not used for medical research. the administration did not react in time for this broadcast but an appeal is likely. katie? >> couric: wyatt andrews in washington. wyatt, thanks very much. in other news, new rules go into effect this week for credit card companies. the rules affect the 381 million credit card accounts in this country among other things, they cap most late payment fees at $25 and ban fees on enactive cars. anthony mason is our senior business corps correspondent. these new protections come at a price, don't they? >> reporter: they sure, do, katie. cre
according to judge royce lamberth who said it provides that no federal funds shalling used for research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed. this ruling has frustrated much of the medical community. scientists argue that the half million embryos currently being stored in labs will be destroyed anyway. >> but conservative groups are praising the judge's decision. >> as we'ved a said for years now all throughout this debate you shouldn't have to destroy any human life for potential medical treatment. >> reporter: this ban does not apply to research on adult stem cells or research that is privately funded. the justice department is deciding whether to appeal the ruling, the obama administration could also rewrite its embryonic stem cell research guidelines or try to pass a law. ty chandler, cbs news. >>> we have breaking news to tell you about the story from washington where the national institute of health announced that dozen of stem cell experiments will continue despite the judge's ruling blocking them because the money is already in the hands of scientists. >>> it's sti
that it prohibits federal funding for research in which an embryo is destroyed. lamberth took a broad not a very narrow or strict interpretation of on that. all research prohibited under this amendment. now one could say that that's a reasonable interpretation. i certainly. would but it's not enough that it's a reasonable interpretation to be upheld by the court of appeals. it has to be the only interpretation of that language. and i think that's where it's vulnerable because i think a lot of people could say well, i don't know if that's the only interpretation. congress could have intended only that it prohibited federal funding for research that had a direct result of destroying the embryo. it's vulnerable. >> that doesn't seem very convincing to me. it seems like it's very clear in the statute what's prohibited. now they are saying oh, that's not really what it's about. then what it is it about if it's not about destroying human embryos. >> the supreme court and it's going to go the legislative route which is a good point that you make because 2009 pew poll research says 54% of americans supp
to judge lamberth, seek some sort of clarification of his order,dor do you directly appeal to the dc circuit court of appeals, which is often called the second most important court the in the country. complicating the issue for the obama administration, is that this case on a procedural issue already went to the dc circuit. and in that case, the three judges who got the case are three of the most conservative judges on that court. and if they get it again, as is likely under the procedures of the court, that means they are probably likely to uphold judge lamberth's ruling, rejecting stem cell research. so the obama administration may be hoping to get this to the united states supreme court as soon as they can. >> you have a lot of knowledge in that head of yours, just waiting to come out. i just love these facts. >> but i sure don't know much about stem cell research. you said earlier the science is easier to understand. i can do the law -- >> i think the science might be easier to understand. but we're going to talk about that too. jeff, good to see you as always. >> way over my hea
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